At the University of Montevallo, we recognize that students and their families have many apprehensions and obstacles related to paying for college. We know that each family situation is unique and we consider each student’s financial aid package individually. The financial investment to a student’s education can present many challenges, even for those who have been prudent in planning for their children’s education.
Paying for College
Our blended approach of using institutional grants (based on financial need) and scholarships (based on need and merit) ensures that we recognize the achievements of the incredible students who want to receive a University of Montevallo liberal arts education.
The University sets aside money each year for academic, talent, and sports scholarships. Scholarships are established through the University Foundation by the generosity of our Montevallo alumni, family, and friends for students who accomplishments prove they will have an extraordinary impact on our school and local communities.
Scholarships are awarded to full time students who have been admitted and are with good standing with the University of Montevallo. Full time is defined as 12 or more hours. A scholarship for a student taking less than 12 hours will be prorated based on hours taken.
- All students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each year and to explore all financial options
- Scholarships are listed under the Admissions page and then again under each departmental page
The University encourages students to apply for scholarships through Awardspring. This program will match the student to the scholarships they are eligible for. Some of these scholarships are renewable, some are not.
Students use their UM email and their UM password to sign in. Every student will receive an email to their UM email which will detail information about deadlines for applying through Awardspring. In early April, the students who have applied will be notified of the scholarship decision.
Scholarships of smaller amounts can be stacked but are not intended to give cash back to a student. If the total amount of the scholarships is greater than the amount owed, the scholarships will be adjusted to cover the balance on the account.
Students should also consider applying for outside scholarships. College students are eligible for many scholarships funded by outside agencies and foundations. If you need help searching for this type of scholarship, please come by the Falcon Success Center.
For more information about scholarships, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-665-6092.